Google Android’s VP Responds To Steve Jobs Anti-Android Comments


by casey on October 19, 2010

Previously we have seen Apple CEO Steve Jobs putting some comments on Google Android operating system during the Apple’s earning conference call. The comments by Jobs were anti-Android which made Android’s Vice President, Andy Rubin to reply via his Twitter account. Andy Rubin tweeted a coded message which depicts how Android is an open system.

This is also the very first tweet made by Andy Rubin from his Twitter account which says: “the definition of open: “mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git:// ; repo sync ; make
andy rubin twitter status steve jobs android issue

Previously we have seen TweetDeck launching an Android app and testing their app on different version of Android on 244 different handsets. Steve Jobs made his point by referring to TweetDeck app and differentiated their Apple’s iOS environment with the fragmentation issue for app developers under Android’s Platform.

Iain Dodsworth, CEO of TweetDeck responded to Jobs comments via Twiiter account saying:
“Did we at any point say it was a nightmare developing on Android? Errr nope, no we didn’t. It wasn’t.”

Dodsworth tweeted another status which says “We only have 2 guys developing on Android TweetDeck so that shows how small an issue fragmentation is”

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